The Color of Money: Yuan

Chairman Mao's face has adorned all of China's yuan banknotes since 1999. A few older banknotes called "jiao" -- smaller in size than yuan bills and worth less than a yuan each -- also remain in circulation, and do not feature Mao. They portray anonymous citizens from Korea, Tibet, and other Asian locales.


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